Juicing is an alternative approach to improving energy levels, restoring cellular health, boosting the immune system and feeling a glow from inside out. This method consists of squeezing juice from a variety of fruits and vegetables through the use of a juicer to achieve optimal health. For those who do not like to eat whole fruits and vegetables, the glowing skin juice diet offers the same essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that reduce inflammation and fight disease.
Glowing Healthy Skin
Juicing diets provide increased energy and oxygen levels and help to rid the body of toxins and waste that your skin has to excrete. Eating a diet consisting of healthy foods and fruit and vegetable juices promotes a softer, healthier glowing complexion. The Diet Health Club website recommends that you consume fruits and vegetables containing vitamins C, A and B complexes to increase blood circulation, thus increasing oxygen to skin tissue and providing nourishment, leading to flawless, younger-looking skin.
Carrots Are Powerful
Aside from having a sweet, refreshing taste, carrot juice is loaded with vitamin A. An 8-oz. glass of carrot juice will supply 20,000 mg of vitamin A, which is the vitamin recognized for improving not only eyesight, but also for preventing the drying of skin tissue, according to the Agro Products' website. Carrot juice is excellent for treating acne because it contains powerful cleansing properties that detoxify the liver. When the liver is detoxified, it gets rid of the toxins in the blood, so the skin doesn't have to excrete those toxins and is clarified. This powerful juice also contains a large amount of vitamin C, which is highly effective for skin nourishment and preventing skin blemishes. Please note, if too much vitamin A is absorbed, the skin and eye whites can turn yellowish-orange in color.
Aim For Green
Green vegetable juices are excellent sources of chlorophyll, which acts similarly to the body’s hemoglobin. In addition to being very high in vitamins C and B complexes, folic acid, iron and potassium, to name a few, green vegetables also promote cellular response and growth. Green juices counteract the body’s pH level, rid the body of acidic wastes and clear the skin. Cucumbers, kale, spinach, green leafy lettuces and celery are excellent options for juicing green vegetables. To improve the taste to your liking, you can add different types of melons, pineapple or carrots to the juice.
High Beta Carotene
Loaded with vitamin C, potassium and beta carotene, sweet potatoes are also loaded with vitamin C and are excellent for skin complexion. FoodReference.com reports that the Center for Science in the Public Interest ranks sweet potatoes as number one in nutrition of all vegetables. CSPI nutritionists say that the single most important dietary change for most people would be to switch to nutrient-rich carbohydrates such as the sweet potato. When selecting sweet potatoes, choose those that are firm, not too large and have an outside skin that feels smooth.
A Few Pointers
Use raw fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, to juice. If not organic, wash the skins of the fruit thoroughly before juicing. Because they oxidize very fast, consume juiced fruits soon after juicing. Most juiced fruits contain high amounts of sugar, so it is advisable to dilute them with water. For optimal benefits, the best time to consume fresh juices is on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning or at least a half hour before a meal.
Warning When Juicing
Please be aware that juicing in itself is not enough to provide overall improvement to health. You will have to make a conscious commitment to making positive lifestyle changes through exercise, proper sleep and a healthy diet. As always, anytime before trying something new that pertains to health and diet, consult a medical health professional first.